Bad luck for Andy Schleck: He’s powering up the hill at Port de Balès with Alberto Contador right on his tail when Schleck loses his chain and blurts a bad word. Contador takes advantage of the mechanical to pass and put 40 seconds between himself and Schleck.
The chain fail cost Schleck the yellow jersey today. Many people say that Contador was untraditional and unsportsmanlike by taking advantage of Schleck’s misfortune. I’m not sure how A/C was supposed to know that Schleck had a mechanical problem like that.